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<EE(PO(BT OF THE TWELFTH YEACR 
Of the Work of 

Pacific Garden Mission, 

For the 

Year Ending Sept, 10, 1889. 



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i HIS fifteenth day of September, 1889, closes the 
}\ Twelfth year of the work of the Pacific Garden 
4 Mission. With much pressure upon us financially 
and otherwise, we entered upon our twelfth year's 
work one year ago to-day. We could only rely upon 
that kind Providence for strength and help who has 
so wonderfully sustained us in our Mission work dur- 
ing all these years. We are thankful to be able to 
say that we have not trusted in vain. With the gen- 
erous help of the friends of the Mission and the kind 
forbearance of our creditors, we have been able to 
keep open i^e Mission doors every night and every 
Sunday during another year. Profoundly thankful 
to our Heavenly Father for His merciful protection 
and care, and for moving upon the hearts of the 
friends of the Mission to help us in the work, we 
cheerfully and with new zeal begin the thirteenth 
year of our service in this blessed work. 

The last year has been the most successful one, 
judging by human observation, of the whole twelve 
years' work. The audiences have been larger, and 
the number of those seeking a better life at the altar 
has been much greater than ever before as will be 
seen by the table of statistics on other pages of this 
report. Our friends have been more generous and 
more people have contributed to the support of the 
Mission than in any preceding year. 



The contributions for the first ten years averaged 
about one-fifth of the entire expense of the Mission. 
For the eleventh year they were two-fifths of the en- 
tire expense, in round numbers; and for this twelfth 
year about three-fifths, the other part of the expenses 
having been furnished by the founders of the Mis- 
sion. We should have greatly enlarged the work 
had we the means necessary to pay the increased ex- 
penses; and the work is now suffering greatly for 
want of means to enlarge and carry it on. 

Besides the visible results of the work of the Mis- 
sion during the last year, the silent civilizing and 
crime-preventing influences of the Mission have been 
very great. Visiting the sick, attending funerals, 
and calls upon the needy, has been an extensive 
branch of the work. The work in the County Jail 
among the prisoners has been successfully prosecuted 
by Mrs. G. K. Clarke and Miss Clara Slofitt, and 
with marked success. It is believed that this branch 
of the Mission work alone has amply paid for all the 
expense of the Mission, 

Cards of invitation are given out on the street each 
night and Sunday morning by the yoke fellows, and 
display cards on the windows of the Mission announc- 
ing the meetings, are the chief means used, with the 
singing, to attract people in off the streets. 

Short Gospel addresses, much singing, repeating 
of Bible texts by the audience, many earnest prayers, 
and the testimonies of converts and others, closing 
with an after-meeting and an altar service, is the 
usual manner of conducting the meetings. 

Many drinking men have been saved to their fami- 
lies and friends, and many homes have been made 
happy. Many poor and sick have been helped; 
many mourning hearts have been comforted; and 
many, heretofore criminals, have been made honest 
men, and some poor lost girls have been rescued dur- 
ing the past year. 



Many strangers passing through the city and 
btopping over for a night or two, have found salva- 
tion for themselves at the Mission, and have gone on 
their way rejoicing, to lead a better life, and to make 
their home and friends happy. 

We have kept a record of the numbers in attend- 
ance, and also of those professing to seek the salva- 
tion of their souls during the past year, the report of 
which is given elsewhere. We know not how many 
have been truly converted to God, but we have reason 
to believe that the number is very large. Many of 
the converts of the Mission are active workers in 
other fields of labor; some are ordained Ministers 
and Evangelists. W e often hear from these by letter 
or otherwise, and are joyful to find them generally 
, successful, and happy in their Christian work. In 
another part of this report will be found a few letters 
from some of these, which will furnish a sample of 
the many received. 

We have a lease of the present building for nearly 
three years longer, and it is situated on one of the 
great thoroughfares of the South side, and in the 
place where such work as that of this Mission is 
greatly needed. The large attendance of young men 
at the Mission each week, many of them just newly 
arrived in the city, has been a very gratifying feature 
of our work and a surprise to our visiting friends 
from the old country and other cities of our own 
land. As many as thirteen nationalities have taken 
part in one of our meetings, which shows the cosmo- 
politan character of our audiences, and we are happy 
to say that the same Gospel which converts an en- 
lightened American, is also as powerful to convert 
the "heathen Chinee" or the poor ostracized Pole or 
Italian. 

We are greatly indebted to the Baptist Ladies' 
Missionary Training School for active workers in our 
Sunday School and Sewing School, the entire charge 



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of this work being in their hands, and it is most effi- 
ciently and faithfully done. Many poor children are 
greatly benefited by them, homes made more cheer- 
ful and happy, and many dear children saved from 
the slums of the city, and many are, we trust, hope- \ 
fully converted. 

The work begun by this Mission at 186 Clark 
Street, twelve years ago, in a little room seating some 
80 people, has been gradually enlarging and expand- 
ing until it has reached its present growth; but in all 
that time the Mission has been kept up, with for the 
greater part of the time nightly and Sunday morning 
meetings, till the total attendance of all these years 
has reached some seven hundred thousand, and of 
those professing a desire at the altar to lead a better 
life, has reached some thirty-five thousand! 

Shall this blessed work go on? If so, dear reader, j 
much will depend upon you and the generous public ( 
to aid m providing the means. 1 



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^he (Beg-uZar Worlcers of fhe Jdissicn are. 

Geo. R. Clarke, Mrs. Geo. E. Clarke, 
Founders of the Mission. 

HARRY MONROE, Leader of Choir. 

Miss Mamie Monroe, Organist. 
Mrs. L. M. Neeland, " 
Mr. R. L. Fletcher, 

Mr. C 



Mr. E. 



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S. Fogg, Cornetist. 

Mrs. E. S. Fogg, Singer, 

" A. E. Stratton, " 

" Boyington, " 

Miss Emma Kissner, " 
Mrs. Sarah Cooli, 

" H. S. Hubbel, 

" Carlos Swift, 

" Remington, 
Miss Clara Moffat, 
Mr. Chas. Cook, 

" F. McCarty, 

" Geo. E. Wilson, 
Rev. Carlos Swift, 
Dr. S. Leavitt, 



E. Evans, Cornetist. 
Mr. E. Barker, Singer, 

Prof. J. W. Shortiss, ^' 
Mr. E. Barker, 

" Frank Warner, 

" R. Garretson, 

" Chas. Goshorn, 

" J. Dagnan, Doorkeeper. 

" J. Adldus, Janitor, 

" A. E. Stratton, Singer, 

" H. S. Hubbel, 

" John S. Logie, 

" Samuel Pike, 

" H. Hetrick, Singer. 



and among the Occasional Workers are : 



Louis Bishop, 

E. W. Bliss, 

John Culley, 

Ex-Alderman Wm. S. Younge, 



Louis Bendict, 

J. Bliss, 

W. S. Rinnan, Cornetist, 

Daniel Sloan, 



and several Evangelists, as 



D. W. Potter, 
Rev. A. Patterson, 



H. W. Brown, 
E. S Miller, Singer, 
Maj. J. H. Cole, 



and several other visiting Ministers and Evangelists. 
Besides these the Baptist Ladies' Missionary 
Training School have the entire charge of the Sun- 
day School and the Free Sewing School. 




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PnitfTPTRnTTAMC '** *'*^ Mission for the 12th Tear, ending 



Sept. 10th, 1889, alphabetically arranged' 



Ayers, Ed. E SlOOOO 

Allen, Mr 1 00 

Brayton, F. E 1 00 

Burr Mission 10 00 

Babcock, B 1 00 

Bryant, John 5 00 

Baldwin, M. E 4 25 

Blair, Wm 25 00 

Bradley, M. H 00 

Brown, Thos. Jr 10 00 

Blackstone, W. E. and wife... 25 00 

Bryan, J B 5 00 

Bradley, Mr 5 00 

Barker, J. N 5 00 

Beecher, Jerome 5 00 

Cole's, J. H. Sister 5 00 

Carpenter, Mrs. E * 3 00 

Cook, Sarah E 2 00 

Connor, John 25 00 

Cass, W. T 4 50 

Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co 100 00 

Chicago Forge & Bolt Co 25 00 

Chalmers & Fraser 2500 

Cummings, E. M 5 00 

Delight, A. M., (part coll'n)... 10 00 
Dodge, G. E. P., (personal)... 25 00 

Dempster, C. J 12 00 

Dinnmg, Wm 5 00 

Da^^s & Kequa 10 00 

Erskin, L. Pt 25 00 

Farwell, J. V 150 00 

Findley, W. W 2 00 

Favorite, Cal 20 00 

Garretson, R. and Sister 2 00 

G., H. W 5 00 

Grubb, G 1000 

Gilmer, Mr 50 

Green, O. B 50 00 

Gage, L. J 45 00 

Givins, R. C 5 00 

Friends and Strangers 44 00 

Hinckley, S. T 45 00 

Harvey, Auntie 1 00 

Hutchinson, C. G 110 00 

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett 

& Co 100 00 

Hamilton, C. J 20 00 

Harvey, T. W 100 00 

Harris, N. W 10 00 

Hurd, H. R 5 00 

Ives, Mrs. L. B 5 00 

Jacobs, B. F 100 00 

Jacobs, W. B 10 00 

Jaap, Master E 100 

Jack, Sailor l 50 

Johnson, J. S 50 00 

Kellogg, Mrs 5 00 

Kenwood Evangelical Church 

(per Mr. Graves; 132 51 

Knight, Rev. M. G 100 00 

Kean, S. A 10 00 



Lyon, John B lOOOO 

Leavitt, Dr. S 75 00 

Lamoreaux, M 6 00 

Lansing, K. V. R 5 00 

Leiter, L. Z 100 CO 

Lawson, Victor F 10 00 

Lathrop, Brvan 10 00 

Lord, J. S...' 10 00 

Lord, Thos 20 00 

Lasher, C, per F. McCarty... 10 00 

McChesney, Dr 4 00 

McCarty, F 105 00 

Mossman, M 5 00 

Miller, Jennie R 4 00 

Maertz, Dora . 300 

Milne, H 10 00 

McClelland, Mr l 00 

Muirhead, J. C 6 00 

Middler, W. D..: 10 00 

Osburn, H. S 25 00 

Owsley, Mrs 5 00 

Potter, J). W 25 00 

Pike, Samuel 100 00 

Phelps, Dodge & Palmer 25 00 

Pitkni & Brooks 25 00 

Riddle, Hugh 50 00 

Revel, F H 2500 

Redfleld, Mr 5 00 

Remington, Mrs. Jane 5 00 

Reynolds, W. C 25 00 

Swift, Rev. Carlos and wife... 30 00 

Stee, Mary 5 00 

Shelden, H 3 00 

Smith, M. H •. 5 00 

Spenser, F. F 100 00 

Springer, Geo. A 100 00 

Sprague, Warner & Co 25 00 

Smith, Braduer & Co 20 00 

Stevens, A. B 5 00 

Stratton, Mrs 1 00 

Smith, Mrs. Adeline M 25 00 

Simmons, Chas. E 2500 

Tenbrooke, C O 5 00 

Vosburg, Mrs. M. F .-> 00 

Friends and Strangers 43 00 

Walker, Geo. C 51 00 

Willard, Fred i 00 

Wilson Bros 10 00 

Wheeler, C. G 10 00 

Webster, T. K 10 00 

Welling, J. C 10 00 

Wauponsee Church collection 6 07 

Yerke, Mr 15 00 

Collections in Mission 437 09 

Total Contribu'ns for year, ^3,289 42 
Contributed by the Found- 
ers of the Mission 2,388 27 

Grand Total f^5,677 69 



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EXPENSE ACCOUNT 

OF THE MISSION 

For the Year ending Sept. 10, 1889. 



Rent of Rooms 812,000 00 

Janitor 408 00 

Miscellaneous Expenses, including Salaries to Missionary, Organ- 
ists and Cornetists, Coal, Gas and Electric Lights, Re- 
pairs of Rooms, Janitor's Supplies, Car Fare, Song Books 
and Song Slips, Cards, Tracts, Printing, Free Lodging 
and Free Meals, Rent paid for the Sick and Poor, IVfedi- 
cine Xor the Sick, Postage Stamps, Etc., Etc., to Septem- 
ber 10th, 1889 3,269 69 

Total Expenses of the Mission for the Year ending Septem- 
ber loth, 1889 5,677 69 



' Statistics for thie Year. 

Total Number of Meetings, in-doors, for the Year, including Sun- 
day School and Sewing School 577 

Total Attendance - 101,428 

Total Number professing to seek the Lord in prayer at the Altar 

Service during this twelfth year 5,055 

Total Number of visits to the County Jail by Mrs. Clarke 114 

Total Number of Tracts and Bibles given away, (estimated,) 10,000 

Total Number of Cards and Bills of Invitation given away 120,000 

We are much indebted to many friends for Bibles. Papers, Tracts, and 
Second-hand Clothing furnished us for the poor, which have been carefully 
distributed. 

We acknowledge, also, the donation of Paints for the Mission, from 
Messrs. Heath & Milligan and Vilas Bros. 




LXEIFIIIEI^S Rr^OM (SONVEP^IIIS. 



The following are letters and extracts of letters 
selected out of very many received by the workers of 
the Mission from persons, or friends of persons, 
who were converted in the Mission, and are a fair, 
sample of many received every month. 



Extract from a letter from a wife, whose husband, a 
hard drinking man, was saved in the Mission. He 
was a fine business man and was soon restored again 
to his family and to his business and his home was 
re-established: 

Buchanan, March 12, 1889. 
Mr. Clarke: — Mr. Hammond wished me to write a 
few lines to add to his kind letter. I have a few 
words to offer in thanks to you for helping my hus- 
band in time of trouble, and bringing him to Christ. 
He writes me of the kind and comforting words, and 
the good the meetings have done for him. You have 
my heart-felt thanks and the prayers of a loving wife. 



Saint Joseph, Mich., March 16, 1889. 
Dear Brother: — I arrived in Saint Joseph all safe 
and sound, praise the Lord. He is still with me, way 
over here as He was over there. O, God bless that 
Grand Pacific Garden Mission; the blessed Lord did 
so much for me there in that little room. God bless 
you Harry and brother Garrison, and three times 
God bless the dear old Colonel and dear Mrs. Clarke, 
who has so many times prayed for me and talked to 
me. Yesterday afternoon I was out boat-riding all 
alone and with my hymn book, I was singing that 
blesssed hymn, "Pull for the Shore," praise the Lord 
it seemed to me as though I was rowing right up to 
Heaven. 

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The writer of this letter came into the Mission so 
terribly intoxicated that it was with extreme diffi- 
culty that Mrs. Clarke could keep him quiet: 

* Oak Park, 111.. May 12, 1889. 
Geo. K. Clarke, Esq. 

Dear Brother in Christ: — Your kind letter of 
7th inst. came duly to hand. It gave me great pleas- 
ure to hear from you and learn that the good work 
still continues to prosper and that God will continue 
to give you power and strength to continue faithful 
unto the end, is my earnest prayer. I am gaining- 
strength daily, not only spiritually but physically. 
Oh what a glorious thing it is to have salvation and 
the blessed light shining in our hearts. I am happy 
all the time. I have attended four religious meetings 
to-day and never fail when opportunity offers to tes- 
tify for the blessed^ Saviour. Though I cannot be 
with you in person my heart is with yourself and 
wife and the good band of Christian workers at the 
little Mission. I will never forget the kind words of 
cheer and sympathy and earnest entreaties of your 
wife which induced me to give myself to Christ. I 
believe were it not for her earnest efforts in my be- 
half, I wouid still be groping in darkness and sin, 
and hastening down to a drunkard's grave, but God 
has snapped asunder the fetters that bound me in 
sin. Remember me always in your prayers. 



The writer of this was converted in the Mission some 
four years ago, and was a member of the choir for 
nearly a year before he left the city for his eastern 
home: 

Boston, August 17, 1889. 
Dear Brother Harry:— You will no doubt be sur- 
prised to hear from me. It has been so long since I 
wrote you, but I haven't forgotten my dear friends in 
Chicago. If I haven't written I think of you often. 
I suppose you have thought of me and wondered if I 



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still trusted in God, for it is very natural for us to 
have our fears for our friends, knowing the world's 
temptations, but Harry, the world has no temptations 
to lure me fi'om my Father's house — I am happy in 
my faith. I suppose there has been lots of changes 
since I was there. Just think! it will be three years 
the 24th day of this month since I left Chicago, and 
four years the 3d day of December coming in the 
Master's service, although in my poor weak way, yet 
I know it is accepted of me. I have united with the 
Roxbury Presbyterian Church, the church all my 
people belong to. How I would like to walk into 
the Mission some evening and meet all the dear ones 
I used to know, but I expect to meet them by and by, 
Harry, when I get to Heaven and meet my dear wife 
and father and sisters. 1 shall want to look for that 
company from Pacific Garden Mission, for I feel that 
I have a place amongst you, that I am one of that 
company, I am one of that family by birthright, and 
I am proud to stand up for Jesus and tell the people 
that I was born into the light in Pacific Garden Mis- 
sion. 

A sample of how the prodigal views his life when he 

comes to himself : 

Cook County Jail, Monday Evening, 10 o'clock, 

Chicago, May 6, 1889. 
Mrs. Clarke: 

Dear Friend: — I leave for Joliet in the morn- 
ing for a term of ten years, or six years and three 
months counting good time. 1 have done as I told 
you I would, confessed my sins and took the result, 
fully determined in the future, in or out of prison, 
to trust in my Rcleemer under all circumstances, 
for trusting in myself I have made my life a failure, 
but I do believe that God will carry me safely through 
this ordeal and meet you and the Colonel and Harry 
in the distant future I am surprised when I look 
back upon my past life, brought up by kind parents 

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ill a farming county until I was 20 years old. I then 
drifted into the U. S . Navy in 1865, but making a 
mistake in choosmg a companion for life — leading on 
to dissipation of different kinds — gambling, drinking, 
and evil companions. One little mistake, small as it 
may seem at the time, finally results in a terrible dis- 
aster. Oh, when I think how much my dear mother 
and father toiled year after year, and then to pass 
away leaving alJ to me to squander at the gambling 
table and the haunts of those unfortunate sisters. 
For two long years my mother never undressed, only 
lying down by odd times to catch a little sleep, and 
all this for me, a living disgrace — a poor unfortunate 
wretch like me — one who has been rescued a dozen 
times from a terrible death; and why is it? It is a 
mystery to me. Hoping to see you and the Colonel 
in the distant future, pray for me . Good bye. 

The writer of this letter is the mother of an ex-con- 
vict, who was converted in the Mission in May 
last: 

Jacksonville, 111., June, 1889. 
Col. Geo. K. Clarke: 

Dear^ir: — Please accept the Christian greet- 
ing of a sister in Christ. You and your Christian 
wife have placed me under everlasting gratitude for 
the interest you have taken in my son. Believe me 
you have awakened in my heart a deep interest in the 
Pacific Garden Mission. My son is a child of many 
prayers, and my prayers will be united with yours 
for the salvation of many other precious souls, 
through your labors of love. 

The following is from one of the converts of the Mis- 
sion who is now a successful evangelist. 

Paw Paw, Feb. 13, 1889. 
My dear Friend: — Your kind letter just came to 

hand, and it did me good to hear from home. The 

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work here opens out good. Twenty have started this 
week and more to follow. God is with me and does 
help me, bless His dear name. Pray for me my dear 
friends. The house is full every night, it is not large 
enough to hold the people. God save the people, is 
my prayer. Love to all, God bless you my dear 
friends. 



This is another letter from the same person who 
wrote the above. God is still wonderfully using 
him in turning many from darkaess to true light. 
East Paw Paw, 111 , March 24, 1889. 
Dear Brother and Sister in Christ: — I close here 
to-night to go to Mendota, and leave one hundred and 
seventy converted souls. The work demands my go- 
ing there as they have been waiting for me six weeks. 
God is blessing me and helping me to win souls. 
How I thank God to-day that I have no trouble — my 
•trouble is all ended, and that I am a free soul. I 
never shall forget your kindness, and shall always re- 
member that you are my father, your boy, &c. 



This letter from a person who was converted in jail, 
but who was acquitted, shows the difficulty some of 
these converted prisoners have in getting an honest 
start in the world. 

Mrs. Col. Clarke: 

Dear Madam : — AVill you permit me to thank you 
for your kindness to me. You have been indeed an 
instrument in God's hand in bringing me to the hap- 
py knowledge that God through Jesus Christ has 
given me a new life. He has taken away every desire 
for wrong-doing, and if 1 am tempted, I have but to 
cast myself at His loving feet, and I am at peace. 
May he, in His infinite mercy and love, make me an 
instrument for good. I am breaking away from past 
ties, from old vicious habits and I do so want to be 

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^mongst good influences. I know no one that I 
pJould wish to know me. I am virtually an outcast 
i^om good men, amd have no references, no influence 
^o gain acquaintances. I can procure no situation 
^because men look with distrust upon a man who can- 
not tell where he last was or give references. Pray 
God he may show me a way of making an honest liv- 
ing. I'll prove true though I starve. It is hard to 
get a start, but I will never give up, if pluck, deter- 
mination, gentlemanly conduct and right living, giv- 
en me by God's love, can do anything, I am going to 
be such. Will you and Mr. Clarke please pray for 
me. I know you have so many dear hearts to pray 
for, but please remember me in your prayers. 



Convicts' Letters from the (Penitentiary. 



Penitentiary, 1889. 
Dear Mrs. Clarke: — You remember about three 
years ago over in the jail when you asked me about 
the saving of my soul, when I got down on my knees 
and asked God to forgive me my sins, I told you I 
would always 'pray as long as life lasted. I am still a 
child of God, although I am clothed in stripes, but 
by the grace of God I am born again. I cajinot find 
words to express the debt of gratitude I owe to yon 
and my Father which is in heaven. I never had 
teaching in my y<)unger days, for I was taken away 
from home when I was but 9 years old, and I haven't 
had a fair chance in the world, but I thank God he 
didn't cut me off in the midst of my sins. I am now 
far away from home and mother, but He who is the 
Author and Finisher of our faith. He will take care 
of me and not suffer me to be tempted any more than 
I can bear. I want to forget the things that are be- 
hind and press forward. Pray for me. Good bye. 
(Tod bless you. 



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Penitentiary, 1889. 

Dear Mrs. Clarke: — Of course you are anxious lis 
know how my spiritual life is progressinsj. I an^ 
still waiting on the Lord though my cross is great- 
and heavy, yet I am still clinging with both hands. 
Mid all the clouds and sorrows I go to God and in 
return He gives me peace, happiness and content- 
ment. The faith that is founded on the promises of 
God enables me to realize that even in prison there 
is liberty, in trouble peace, in affliction comfort, in 
death life, in the cross a crown . I never can forget, 
when I was friendless and alone; when all others had 
forsaken me and left me groping in the darkness and 
sin, God sent you with a message to me; a message 
from heaven, telling of a Saviour and his love which 
brought me from the darkness into the light of God's 
ways. ( Being a poor colored boy I knew but little 
of the bible, but you did not talk to me in vain. ) 

A certain lawyer found that he had S109 coming to 
him, and he told him if he would give it to him he 
could procure a pardon from the Governor, but after 
receiving the money he never made an application to 
the Governor, and he says, "you tell him I forgive 
him for the great wrong he has done me and I will 
pray for him." 



Penitentiary, April 30, 1889. 
Dear Mrs. Clarke: — I drop this note to you with a 
light and happy heart, although surrounded by prison 
bars, for I know I am a redeemed man. By God's 
grace and through the precious blood of Jesus — I 
love his dear name above all else on earth — I can 
now see where I was once blind, I can now feel his 
holy influence, I can now rely and trust all to his 
holy name, and before, I doubted, I can now say with 
David of old, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not 
want," and I love him with my whole heart, soul and 
strength. We had a splendid prayer meeting last 



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Sabbath afternoon, and onr chaplain allowed us to 
partake of the Lord's Supper. We are yet, but few 
in numbers, but iioping and praying for more re- 
cruits from the vast numbers from our prison asso- 
ciates, for I know He will save the vilest sinner if 
he will only call on His dear name,for he forgave my 
sins and I was chief of sinners, but God shed abroad 
his love in my heart; praise His holy iiame. I shall 
stand steadfast through life, regardless of all else on 
earth. Oh, Mrs. Clarke! you don't realize what a 
burden of sin Christ has taken off of my soul, I can- 
not find words sufficient to express my feelings to 
God for His infinite mercy. All I can do, is to try 
to get another soul to stand up for Him and to praise 
Him. God bless you, Mrs. Clarke, for the seed you 
dropped on my heart in the jail has brought forth 
fruit with my salvation. You know I was stubborn 
when you would talk and tell me of the riches of His 
grace, and now I must close by praying God to pour 
lout the richest blessings upon you and your noble 
husband. From a friend in Jesus. 

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9^h^e founders and (Bro. Harry J^onroe 
of the Jdission have oeen present at all the 
meetings, with tut rare exceptions, six nights 
each weelc during the whole year. 

Respectfully SuoTnitted, 

(Qp^. ^ ffir^s. Geo. I^. ^lai^i^e^ 

Founders of the Jdission.